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  • Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold

    Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold
    An airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped in a plane's cargo hold forced a Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle on Monday afternoon. Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot and some first-class...
  • Government questions safety of shrinking airlines

    Government questions safety of shrinking airlines
    The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before. Fliers are older and heavier. Flight attendants warn about an increase...
  • Avoiding lap-child sticker shock on international flights

    Avoiding lap-child sticker shock on international flights
    While planning a summer trip to Europe for her family, Tara Firenzi of Santa Cruz was thrilled that she would save some money using awards miles for tickets for herself, her husband and 5-year-old daughter Ruby. Ten-month-old Hazel would fly as a lap...
  • More O'Hare runways in the wings, but how will they help?

     More O'Hare runways in the wings, but how will they help?
    The outcry over jet noise from O'Hare International Airport that reached a fever pitch over the last year and a half is likely to intensify further this summer when takeoff and landing simulation data becomes available ahead of a new runway opening this...
  • Why use Uber to LAX when you can take a bus?

    To the editor: In response to technology industry consultant Neal Ungerleider's call to allow ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, people sometimes forget that simply taking the bus to and...
  • Hawaii's inter-island airline is offering $30 standby fares

    Hawaii's inter-island airline is offering $30 standby fares
    Flexible fliers can save big bucks this month on inter-island standby flights in Hawaii. Mokulele AirlinesĀ is offering $30 standby fares through the end of April. Only certain flights are included, and would-be passengers need to check the airline's...
  • Airline passengers have more to complain about, report finds

    Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data shows....
  • Flight makes emergency landing after worker is trapped in cargo hold

    SEATTLE An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after passengers heard bangs and screams from a ramp agent who was trapped in the plane's cargo hold. The agent, who was not injured, told...
  • Plans to cram more seats in airliners won't sit well with fliers

    Plans to cram more seats in airliners won't sit well with fliers
    Airlines increasingly are missing scheduled takeoffs and landings, losing travelers' bags and overbooking flights, according to a report released Monday. And the bad news: Things will probably get worse. Even as the latest performance stats showed...
  • Pilot placed emergency call before crash that killed 4 in Fort Lauderdale

    MIAMI The charred wreckage of the twin-turbine propeller plane that crashed near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport killing four people was hauled to Fort Pierce on Monday. Investigators now begin the process of sifting through more than 100 pieces to...
  • More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds

    More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds
    Airlines in the U.S. are doing a poorer job of serving travelers, with more late flights, more lost bags and more customer complaints, according to a report released Monday. And carriers with a big presence in Chicago all worsened in 2014 from the year...